The Cyclones also worked on short yardage situations, whether it be 3rd and 2 or 4th and 1.
McCarney said the squad is very
competitive and sometimes must be reminded they're not trying to beat
The team got in about 36 periods today; they worked out in full pads this morning and half packs in the afternoon.
Despite the humidity in the indoor facility and the heat outside the past couple of days, McCarney said there has been no heat related problems. A student trainer works with every position group and keeps the players hydrated.
"We just making sure [Zehr] can play all of those – center and inside guards," McCarney said. "He probably won't be back out at tackles and if the Fisher brothers keep on coming on like I believe they can and will then Seth shouldn't have to play anymore tackle."
McCarney said the Fisher twins –
Scott and Paul – have been improving daily, but they're not ready to go against
"We just feel better about our depth there at tackle," McCarney said. "There's a good competition going on there with [Johannes] Egbers."
The evaluation period will continue throughout the preseason and Saturday's scrimmage, which will be very important for players fighting for playing time.
The Cyclones will have a walk-through Friday morning and practice in pads in the afternoon. Saturday morning the team will scrimmage for an hour, after an hour of fundamental practice.
Saturday afternoon the Cyclones will come back for a short practice and work on corrections and different game situations (end of the game, end of the half, over time, 4th and long, 3rd and real long, etc.).